The Washington Times - May 12, 2009, 08:50AM

I’m looking at a crazy schedule today, so the blog updates will be intermittent.

But one thing to look for at some point this week is an extended take on the state of the Maryland lacrosse program —- namely the comical standards some folks still deeply rooted in the 1970s use to define success.


The Terps are a win away from reaching their fourth final four in seven years, which doesn’t look all that bad. Granted, their semifinal performances range from bad to ugly to worse, but this isn’t a completely irrelevant program despite some trends that have made life harder in the last 20 years.

In fact, it’s a remarkably consistent one, having just secured its seventh straight 10-win season. So consider this chart of the schools that have two or more consecutive seasons with double-digit victories, and I’ll have more later.

7: Maryland

6: Navy

5: Cornell, Virginia

4: Notre Dame, UMBC

3: Duke, Johns Hopkins, Siena

2: Brown, Hofstra, Syracuse

—- Patrick Stevens